Beyoncé Plays "Queen Tara" In New Animated Movie "Epic" / by

Above is the first look at Queen Tara, who is voiced by Beyoncé in an upcoming animated movie called "Epic". It's a 3D film by Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation that will be released by the Summer of 2013.

Queen Tara is a mother nature type figure who has sworn to protect the forest and the source of it's magic. The film centers on Mary Katherine who begins her journey by questioning her dad, Prof. Bomba, about whether a hidden world of leaf-armored warriors really exists in the woods.

After finding herself transported to the forest, she must then save the world from the ever present evil by creating the most unlikely team the magical forest can offer. Check out more photos from the flick lifted from The YBF.

Leave it to Beyoncé to play a "Queen". Will you be going to see this next year?